Not Just Another Hog
To the McClellan family a wild hog is not
just another wild hog! We are passionate hog hunters, fascinated with
the hog’s ability to thrive in harsh conditions and well aware of their
keen survival skills. In Texas, we have one of the highest populations
in the United States and are surrounded with river bottoms and thick
woodlands teeming with feral hogs. They can be hunted year-round, day or
night. No matter your skill level, they will prove to be an intelligent
and worthy adversary!
Our Own Boar Country
order to truly understand their nature and to have the luxury of live
reference we spent many years raising purebred Europeans and
Silverbacks. (Really they were just spoiled pets, but we let them think
they were kings of the forest.). This gave us the ability to study their anatomy up close and watch
their natural behavior in a relaxed setting.
One Size Doesn't Fit All!
most other wild species, hogs come in different shapes and sizes,
depending on their blood line. This creates a unique challenge for the
taxidermist who is willing to take on a hog, especially a 300-400
pounder that won't fit conventional pre-molded taxidermy forms. For us,
the love of recreating hogs with their own character and unique details
overrides the challenge. And, we've never seen a clean hog, and happily
add mud, dirt, grass, drool and any other detail that catches our fancy
Local Ranches ... Boar Hunting At Its Very Best!
We are lucky enough to be located in an area
that caters to wild hog hunters and are pleased to recommend several
hunting ranches. Each of them is owned and operated by fellow wildlife
enthusiasts that will treat you to a great hunting experience. And, each
ranch has its own distinguishing features and accommodations to suit
different tastes and hunting styles. For more information on the ranches
and other services we recommend please visit our
Scoring Your Trophy
Both Will and Christina McClellan are
official Weiser Weight and Tusk scorers. Please keep in mind that hogs
must be weighed and measured within 48 hours of harvesting. During the
summer we are closed on Sundays and Mondays, so please feel free to call
Will on his cell phone at 903-390-2225 to make arrangements to stop by.
Please feel free to bring your hog stories,
near-misses, and big-tusk close calls with you when you bring your hog
in to be mounted!
FERAL HOG AND WILD BOAR NEWS AND INFORMATION
Hog in Texas (PDF
840.2 KB), by
Rick Taylor is an informative booklet describing the feral hog and
Wet summer could mean surge in feral hog numbers (PDF): September
25, 2007, Robert Burns, Texas A&M University
Swine Disease Alert (Brucellosis /
Pseudorabies). Swine Health
Issues Concern Producers and Regulators (PDF). Texas Animal Health
Commission, August 2007.
Texas: Window on State Government.
Hog Wild in Texas
Texas Parks and Wildlife: News Releases:
March 13, 2007:
Feral Hogs No Longer Just A Rural Concern (PDF)
Russian Hunting Agency, St. Petersburg:
Wild Boar Hunting in Russia